Mariners Acquire RHP Zach Lee from Dodgers

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Infielder Chris Taylor sent to Los Angeles-NL

DETROIT, Mich. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Zach Lee from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for infielder Chris Taylor.

The Mariners 40-man roster remains full.

Lee, 24, was 7-5 with a 4.89 ERA (40 ER, 73.2 IP) with 57 strikeouts in 13 starts with AAA Oklahoma City. He allowed 10 earned runs in his start on April 28, and not including that game, he has posted a 3.84 ERA (30 ER, 70.1 IP) in his 12 other starts. He made his Major League debut with the Dodgers last season, going 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA (7 ER, 4.2 IP) with 3 strikeouts in 1 start.

In parts of 6 minor league seasons, all in the Dodgers organization, he is 52-46 with a 3.98 ERA (318 ER, 720.0 IP) with 564 strikeouts in 139 games, including 135 starts. He was originally drafted by Los Angeles-NL in the 1st round (28th overall) of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of McKinney, Texas. He was listed as a Baseball America Top-100 prospect prior to the 2011 (#89), 2012 (#62) and 2014 (#95) seasons.

Taylor, 25, was hitting .312 (77×247) with 41 runs, 19 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs, 29 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 63 games with AAA Tacoma. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with Seattle, he hit .240 (56×233) with 25 runs, 11 doubles, 1 triple and 10 RBI in 86 games. In parts of 5 minor league seasons, he has hit .314 (503×1600) with 299 runs, 101 doubles, 29 triples, 22 home runs and 180 RBI in 407 games. He was drafted by Seattle in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Virginia.

LEE’s PLAYING RECORD

YEAR CLUB W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2011 Great Lakes 9-6 3.47 24 24 0 0 0 109.0 101 51 42 9 7 32 91 8 0
2012 Rancho Cucamonga 2-3 4.55 12 12 0 0 0 55.1 60 31 28 9 1 10 52 0 0
2012 Chattanooga 4-3 4.25 13 13 0 0 0 65.2 69 37 31 6 1 22 51 0 0
2013 Chattanooga 10-10 3.22 28 25 1 1 0 142.2 132 57 51 13 4 35 131 5 0
2014 Albuquerque 7-13 5.39 28 27 0 0 0 150.1 177 105 90 18 6 54 97 5 0
2015 Oklahoma City 11-6 2.70 19 19 1 0 0 113.1 107 40 34 5 4 19 81 2 0
  AZL Dodgers 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  Rancho Cucamonga 1-0 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0
  LOS ANGELES-NL 0-1 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 11 7 7 1 0 1 3 0 0
2016 Oklahoma City 7-5 4.89 13 13 0 0 0 73.2 95 47 40 11 0 15 57 3 1
Minor Lg Totals 52-46 3.98 139.0 135 2 1 0 720.0 745 370 318 71 23 188 564 23 1
ML Totals   0-1 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 11 7 7 1 0 1 3 0 0

TAYLOR’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2012 Everett .328 37 137 26 45 65 12 1 2 18 0 2 5 21 18 13 5 .474 .430
  Clinton .304 12 46 5 14 14 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 2 4 4 1 .304 .373
2013 High Desert .335 67 269 62 90 141 16 7 7 44 0 4 2 44 62 20 2 .524 .426
  Jackson .293 67 256 46 75 98 12 4 1 16 1 1 2 40 55 18 3 .383 .391
2014 Tacoma .328 75 302 63 99 150 22 7 5 37 1 5 3 35 74 14 6 .497 .397
  SEATTLE .287 47 136 16 39 47 8 0 0 9 1 1

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